As a member of our field-based sales team you will be the face of our business. You will bring your natural sales instinct and great relationship-building skills.

In return, you'll receive an attractive salary, training and development and the opportunity to work with the UK's leading independent provider of Professional Fees Insurance and Tax Consultancy Services to Chartered and Certified Accountants, working with over 2,500 accountancy practices throughout the UK.

Company overview

Abbey Tax forms part of the international portfolio of Markel International, which consists of Abbey Protection Group; Abbey Tax, Abbey Legal and Markel Law. Markel International underwrites a diverse portfolio of property, casualty and marine insurance and reinsurance business on a world-wide basis.

Markel International underwrites through Lloyds of London, and regionally through commercial insurance routes. Markel International is a division of the Markel Corporation. At Markel we hold the individual’s right to self-determination in the highest light, providing an atmosphere in which people can reach their personal potential.

Duties and accountabilities

• To manage and develop sales activities within the agreed territory in respect of prospective, renewal and consultancy business
• To ensure that accountancy practices are supported and where appropriate facilitate client growth
• To manage the relationship with the accountancy practices including liaison with client services, claims, underwriting, sales support and consultancy services
• Achieve monthly new business targets as defined on an annual basis
• Achieve monthly renewal targets as defined on an annual basis
• Work with clients to achieve increase premiums where appropriate
• Demonstrate sound commercial judgement when underwriting
• Advise clients and prospective clients of the products that are available from Abbey Tax
• Advise clients and prospective clients of the terms and conditions of the products and issue appropriate documentation
• Ensure that advice, documentation and actions are compliant and appropriate to regulation and legislation

Markel competencies

Pursuit of excellence

• Consistently provides quality work products
• Adapts behaviour to reflect the style of others to foster effective working relationships
• Finds the most efficient and practical means of overcoming challenges

Customer focus

• Actively looks for solutions to customer problems
• Seeks to further knowledge of customer needs
• Builds relationships with customers and responds to needs by demonstrating tact, empathy and professionalism

Business results

• Seeks the best and most direct option to accomplish tasks
• Demonstrates effective organisation skills
• Applies logic and draws accurate conclusions from information


• Helps others succeed
• Approaches change in a positive manner
• Listens for and acts on key information

Strong foundations

• Holds self and others accountable to ethical standards
• Takes ownership and accountability for own development
• Shows accountability and resilience in achieving goals

Apply today

If you would like to be part of our tight-knit and hardworking team, please visit Markel Careers for more information and to apply.